Russia reacts to EU's decision to extend sanctions

Russia reacts to EU’s decision to extend sanctions

Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitri Peskov said that the European Union’s decision to extend the economic sanctions against Russia for 6 months prevented the normalization of relations.

The European Union (EU) has decided to extend the duration of the economic sanctions it has imposed on Russia since 2014 for another 6 months, on the grounds that it destabilizes Ukraine.

A statement came from Russia regarding this decision of the EU. Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitri Peskov stated that the decision to extend the sanctions will not help to improve relations, and said, “It is very difficult to recover in this period when we have to work really hard. These decisions in no way contribute to the normalization of relations between Moscow and Brussels.”


Stating that Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden have agreed on cooperation on cyber attacks, Peskov said that no detailed information has been provided to them by the US until now.

Reminding that Putin and Biden had a phone call on 9 July, Peskov stated that the issue of oil prices was not discussed in this meeting.

Responding to the debate on whether to postpone the parliamentary elections scheduled for next September in Russia, Peskov said that there is no question of postponing the elections and that the elections will take place on September 17 as planned.

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